Realizing immediate success throughout the 1800s, Norwegian captain Hansen and his wife were inspired to produce oilskin jackets, pants and tarpaulins made from linen soaked in linseed oil. the husband and wife duo pavéd the way for a much-loved outerwear brand built on founding traditions. Today, Helly Hansen gear is used by world-class sailors, travelers, adventurers and skiers who need durable performance clothing. Soft, warming and inherently comfortable, Helly Hansen sweats are ideal layering products. Fleece jackets, pants, hoodies, sweaters and pullovers are designed to sit close to the body for protection against the harshest of conditions. Bright colours and prints add a contemporary flair to traditional pieces.